The days of social media mean that the average football fan can air their views to the world like never before.

Is this a good thing? Potentially yes but not in reality.

If you read and believe some of the views on Twitter in particular then David Moyes is the worst manager that ever lived, Jose Mourinho has achieved nothing and Chelsea and Manchester United are not very good (to put it tamely).

Yes, this season the two clubs who are so often battling for the title have made starts that, perhaps, could have been slightly better but to rule both out of the title race is A: Premature and B: Foolish.

If this weekend has shown us anything then it is that Moyes and Mourinho have got teams that are more than capable of winning the Premier League title.

There's a sense of inevitability that the winning engines in both sides are slowly whirring into action and once the cogs are in full flow then it will take a major malfunction to stop them.

Neither side dominated as much as they would have liked but there were aspects of each performance that show the class they posses. 

In United's case they faced one of the most frustrating tasks you can get as a good side: playing a side with nothing to lose in front of their own fans.

Bottom placed and manager-less Sunderland knew that nobody was expecting anything but a beating by a United side who just don't lose three games in a row.

Their goal was a once in a season mistake from the Red Devils' captain Nemanja Vidic there's no preparing for that, but you can be rest assured that it wont happen again.

With a lead it was obvious that the Black Cats were going to defend like Beavers and that they did.

No matter what the opposition, trying to breakthrough eleven men sat behind the ball is not going to be easy but in the end they got there, it may have taken an 18-year-old debutant to do it, but who cares, they got the three points.

Some fans may be concerned that Adnan Januzaj was the brightest player for them but it's actually a good thing, it shows that if their first choice wingers aren't performing, which they haven't been then they have a good replacement; you'd think that Luis Nani, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia will eventually get better.

Being ninth isn't a pretty sight of course but lets not forget they have had managerial upheaval in the summer for the first time at Old Trafford in decades.

Moyes knows whats he's doing, he has  a side that comfortably won the league last year, he hasn't lost key players and while the recruitment was less fruitful, Marouane Fellaini is a good addition.

Expect them to be carry on that United condition of winning games somehow from somewhere.

Chelsea's case is a little more interesting.

At the point where Roberto Di Matteo was sacked last year the Stamford Bridge outfit were struggling at home and in Europe.

The fans may have hated him but Rafael Benitez bought back the winning mentality.

The Spaniard comfortably guided them back into the Champion League places where they stayed for the rest of the season and they found their touch overseas to win the Europa League.

Like United they didn't lose anybody in the summer while strengthening at the same time.

Results have been stop-start as Mourinho searches to find his best XI which is to be expected, just as Benitez did at the start of his short tenure.

If the Portuguese's substitutions showed anything in the win over Norwich City then it is that he still possess the tactical knowledge and quick-thinking that backed his self proclamation as 'the special one' during his first spell in charge of the Blues.

Creative-wise they are arguably the best in the Premier League- playing together more will only enforce that theory, that, mixed with traditional solid defence means you have a strong side that will be up there come May 2014.

Don't worry yourselves too much about the Premier League table at this time of year or the views of the experts on Twitter; Chelsea and Manchester United are still the strongest teams in this division.

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